Republicans


Donald Trump: Candidate or Clown?
07 Jul 2015

Donald Trump: Candidate or Clown?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump feigned shock this weekend over the outrage his incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants have generated. He stated: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” “And some, I imagine, are good people.” The result: NBC,...

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Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters
27 Jun 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by bizarre, diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents were mirrored by some of the Republican Party powerful. Yet when even conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp makes an emotional plea for...

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Republican Candidates Punt on Charleston Shooting
24 Jun 2015

Republican Candidates Punt on Charleston Shooting

The massacre of nine African American parishioners by a white male at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week cried out for leadership on gun violence, racism and the Confederate flag, which still flies on capitol grounds in South Carolina. Republicans once again found themselves in the awkward position of fearing to irritate their own party powerful by speaking truth to power. Jeb Bush “didn’t...

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Do Politics Even Matter?
18 Jun 2015

Do Politics Even Matter?

I was grateful to be back on the radio Monday with my friend, Epic Times founder Jerry Doyle, who just survived a brutal mugging while on vacation in Germany. His brush with death was a stark reminder that we are never out of harm’s way. Yet too often, we are hamsters racing around a wheel, distracted by external benchmarks instead of focusing on fulfillment in...

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Jeb Bush Still Wants to Publicly Shame Single Moms
16 Jun 2015

Jeb Bush Still Wants to Publicly Shame Single Moms

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush believes that “restoring the art of public humiliation” could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock.” In a recent interview, Jeb Bush doubled down on opinions expressed in his 1995 book. His chapter, “The Restoration of Shame,” makes the case that ‘public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients.’ Per...

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Hillary Talks Issues While Republicans and Media Talk Smack
10 Jun 2015

Hillary Talks Issues While Republicans and Media Talk Smack

Despite bizarre memes on Hillary Clinton’s alleged “narrow electoral strategy” emanating, predictably, from The New York Times, it is not a stretch to claim that she is alone at the moment in her willingness to engage on bread and butter issues, taking bold positions on immigration, education, expanded voting rights and criminal justice reform. As a counterpoint, political strategist Shawna Vercher says she struggles to tout the...

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Hillary Clinton Dares Republicans on Voting Rights
09 Jun 2015

Hillary Clinton Dares Republicans on Voting Rights

Hillary Clinton’s call for expanded voting rights has Republicans on the attack. Per CNN, Ohio Gov. Kasich accused her of trying to “divide” Americans. NJ Gov. Christie suggested she just “wanted opportunities to commit voter fraud.” Yet they present no hard evidence that validate their ongoing efforts to make voting more difficult. Author and commentator Anita Finlay says “Clinton is smartly backing Republicans in a...

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03 Jun 2015

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio: Getting Traction or Faltering?

In the ever burgeoning pool of Republican presidential candidates, Rand Paul is playing a dangerous game speaking out against Republicans, even blaming them for the growth of ISIS. Paul states: “They have consistently been wrong on foreign policy for the past 20 years.” How will this maverick streak work for him going forward and is he biting the hands that feed him? Is he telegraphing...

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Will Candidates Start to Run from Religion?
27 May 2015

Will Candidates Start to Run from Religion?

“A Presidential candidate bringing up their faith on the campaign trail has been a long-standing part of the Election season, often with at least one exchange where the competitors try to prove that they are more devout than the others. But with new data indicating that less and less Americans are identifying themselves with a particular religion, will we see people running for office backing...

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Republicans Double Down on Restrictive Laws for Women
18 May 2015

Republicans Double Down on Restrictive Laws for Women

In the last 4 years, Republicans have enacted more than 200 new state laws restricting abortion access. Last week, House Republicans passed a law declaring abortion illegal after 20 weeks, also requiring women to get medical attention and “counseling”  for their most painful and private decision before being allowed abortion services, even in the case of rape or incest. This was a symbolic vote destined...

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